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... on the life of general george washington. Written at the
Request of the Citizens ot new bury port, and delivered at the
first Presbyterian Meeting-House in that Town, January 2, 1800. st
thomas paine, A. As. O for a muse of fire, that would ascend The
brightest heaven of invention An empire for a stage, heroes to act,
And angels to behold the swelling scene Then should the Mighty
Shade again assume His local habitation, and his name, Mantling our
sphere with his supernal glory Virtue and Fame should pioneer his
way Through planets wonder-struck; while at his heels Valour and
Victory (leasht in like hounds) Crouch for employment " americans,
The saviour of your country has obtained his last victory. Having
reached the summit of human perfection, he has quitted the region
of human glory. Conqueror Of Time, he has triumphed over mortality;
Legate Of Heaven, he has returned with the tidings of his million;
Father Of His People, he has ascended to advocate their cause in
the bosom of his God. Solemn, " as it were a pause in nature," was
his transit to eternity; thronged by the shades of heroes, his
approach to the confines of bliss; paeaned by the song of angels,
his journey beyond the stars The voice of a grateful and afflicted
people has pronounced the eulogium of their departed hero--"first
in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of bis countrymen" That
this exalted tribute is justly due to his memory, the scar-honoured
veteran, who has fought under the banners of his glory, the
enraptured statesman, who has bowed to the dominion of his
eloquence, the hardy cultivator, whose soil has been defended b..
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||246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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